DOE Buildings Upgrade Prize 101 from Residential Retrofits for Energy Equity

March 7 - 9, 2023 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched its Buildings Upgrade Prize, an exciting new opportunity for up to 60 cross-sectoral teams to win cash prizes of $200,000-$400,000 plus technical assistance to support the transformation of existing buildings with energy efficiency upgrades and clean energy.

Join us for an informational session to learn more about the prize and how you can take advantage of this opportunity. We will discuss the prize in detail, including the Equity-Centered Innovation Track, as well as training and technical assistance opportunities that are available.

The session is hosted by Residential Retrofits for Energy Equity (R2E2), which is providing training and capacity building for applicants to the Buildings Upgrade Prize. A partnership of ACEEE, Elevate, Emerald Cities Collaborative, and HR&A Advisors, R2E2 works to advance affordable housing energy upgrades to lower energy bills and GHG emissions while advancing racial equity, local workforce development, and health goals.

We are hosting two informational sessions to allow for flexibility with attendees’ schedules. Both sessions are identical in the content offered, so you can choose to attend a training on whichever date works best for you. Spanish language interpretation will be provided during the March 9th session.

March 7, 1:00pm-2:00pm ET


March 9, 12:00pm-1:00pm ET




Stephanie Sosa-Kalter, Deputy Director, Residential Retrofits for Energy Equity (R2E2)

Stephanie assists with Residential Retrofits for Energy Equity (R2E2), which is designed to scale up low- and moderate-income building upgrades for single family and multifamily affordable housing, through deep technical assistance to state, local, and tribal governments as well as community-based organizations. She joined ACEEE in 2022.

Prior to joining ACEEE, Stephanie worked as the federal policy analyst for New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). This included evaluating legislation and communicating New York City’s needs to elected officials and national groups to meet NYC’s housing goals. Prior to HPD, Stephanie worked as the director for mission-driven development at the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development where she advocated for mission-driven development, sustainability standards in affordable housing, and coordinated capacity building opportunities for ANHD members.

Stephanie earned a master of urban planning from New York University and a bachelor of arts in social work from Siena College.

By registering for this event, you are opting to receive future email communication from ACEEE. You may unsubscribe via the link included in all emails.

© 2024 All rights reserved.